Men's Fashion From The 70s Was So Bad, It Will Give You Nightmares

These 70s men's fashion choices will make you want to gouge your eyes out. No, really!

Posted on: May 02, 2017

Men's Fashion From The 70s Was So Bad, It Will Give You Nightmares

Things were so much different in the 70s. You could buy a home for less than $24,000 and Harvard’s annual tuition was only $2,400. But you know what else we learned? Men’s fashion was ugly AF. If you really want to know how bad it all was, check out these styles and prepare to go blind.

CHOKING THE CHICKEN

Choking The Chicken The Poke

This guy probably thought he’d look like a real chick magnet looking all sexy while holding an actual chicken upside down. There’s way too much wool going on in this look, and he’s holding the wrong end of the chicken. Or not… we just don’t know what the whole point of doing this was.

THE ERA OF CROTCH

The Era Of Crotch Bored Panda

From the Tom Selleck knockoff to the studly guys on the right, it seems like showing off your crown jewels through your clothing was considered chic. But it’s better than letting your pants hang below your knees like the kids do these days.

THIS IS THE SHEEP!

This Is The Sheep! NYU Gat

Hey, 70s hipsters! Who would have thought that back in the day you had to match your sweater to a sheep in order to be cool? Poor babies! They’re so turned off by the assorted patterns that they look almost defeated. We know how you feel, sheep!

PONCHO FAUX PAS

Poncho Faux Pas Thairath

The two guys standing look like real-life characters from The Flintstones while the guy sitting down is wearing a poncho that’s like a punch to the face. Just no. 

BUCK ROGERS TO THE RESCUE

Buck Rogers To The Rescue Bored Panda

These sweaters seem like costumes from a cheesy 70’s Sci-Fi series. Someone should have told the designer that sweaters shouldn’t be worn with belts, but they should definitely come with sleeves to avoid looking like the guy on the right left.

TOO SHORT FOR COMFORT

Too Short For Comfort Estonian With a Back Pack

A grown man wearing Daisy Duke Jeans is a major fashion fail if you ask anyone. Sadly, the two guys on the left seem to really be avoiding eye contact, or maybe they’re playing a game of “Hah, made you look!”

THAT’S 70’S SHOW

That's 70's Show Bored Panda

Now we know what inspired people to dress the character Fez on “That 70’s Show”. But some might say that someone swallowed and barfed up all the Austin Powers films onto these otherwise lovely men.

HOT POTATO, ANYONE?

Hot Potato, Anyone? Dainteresdit

Looks like the guy on the left is just crazy for stripes, from his shirt to his sweater, and what’s with those sick Pepto Bismol pink pants? But then you’d have to dress this ridiculous if you woke up one morning and decided to break someone’s window with a bunch of rocks.

THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGINS

The 40-Year-Old Virgins NYU Gat

And to think that wearing hospital gown-inspired pajamas like these were actually considered fashion forward in the 70s! On the plus side, we found Waldo on the far left.

SLACKER PLEASE

Slacker Please Ma Planete

Shirtless in plaid grandpa pants? No thanks. And what’s with the striped sweater pornstache guy on the right? They really seem to enjoy playing in awful outfits back in the day!